Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

Professional Development

Short lectures about strategies & secrets for health-related careers.

Day In The Life

The inside scoop of what healthcare professionals do and introduction of medical terminology.

"Keeping It Real" Videos

Personal stories and career journeys of health professionals and students.


Collection of helpful content for you to use in your journey toward a health care career.

About Career 911

Career 911 was created by Dr. Melissa Simon, a Professor and Surgeon Scientist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The path to choosing a career can be one of the most exciting and surprising moments in your life! Career 911: Your Future Career in Medicine and Healthcare will introduce you to health careers and help you build skills for your career journey, including: articulating your personal story, resume and cover letter writing, job search, interviewing, professional networking, and professional communications. Career 911 videos feature more than 50 different professors and guests who represent a wide range of health professions and who share their personal stories and career journeys.

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Keeping it Real:
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Topic: Nuts and bolts of resume writing

Instructor: Tracy Thomas, MS, MA

50 people 1 question: What Does Health Mean To You?

Health is everywhere and health means different things to people. We asked over 50 people featured in the Career 911 MOOC one question: What does health mean to you?


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Coursera Student Zahara M

”I just want to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Simon and her team for this course. I hope one day, even if the chance of that day is one in a million, I would be able to see Dr. Simon and say to her “Thank you!”“

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”This course was very helpful ,every person who participate in this course specially (sic) the professor was amazing explaining every point and theme, I learn so much.“

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